Jeff Koons’ balloon dog case blows.

31 03 2011

And in other news, clowns the world over can breathe a collective sigh of relief – Jeff Koons has dropped the case in which he claimed copyright over balloon dogs. Koons sued San Francisco bookshop, Park Life, for selling book ends fashioned to look like balloon dogs, claiming that they infringed his copyright and intellectual property rights. In their response, Park Life’s lawyers observed that: “as virtually any clown can attest, no one owns the idea of making a balloon dog, and the shape created by twisting a balloon into a dog-like form is part of the public domain”.

Heh.

(Image via www.festivals-and-shows.com)

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Prince and Gagosian up the creek without a paddle, part 2

31 03 2011

A small addenda to yesterday’s post about the finding against Richard Prince and Gagosian Gallery. Patrick Cariou, who successfully challenged Prince for infringing his rights as an artist, has given an interview to Andrew Goldstein of ArtInfo Read the rest of this entry »